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Park boys basketball: Wolfpack falls to Stillwater, Forest Lake on the road

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Park boys basketball: Wolfpack falls to Stillwater, Forest Lake on the road
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The Park boys basketball team remained winless in the Suburban East Conference after the Wolfpack couldn’t pull off an upset in a pair of road games last week.


Park (3-12; 0-8 SEC) fell 69-53 at Stillwater on Tuesday, Jan. 14, before losing 68-50 at Forest Lake on Friday.

Stillwater (7-8; 3-6 SEC) jumped out to a 40-21 halftime lead on Park. The Wolfpack outscored the Ponies 32-29 in the second half, but couldn’t completely erase the early deficit.

Nine players scored for Park in the loss. Senior guard Ryan Klika led the way with a team-high 15 points. Junior guard Anthony Juba scored 11 points, junior guard Tommy Tola scored eight points and senior forward Jordan Pinnix netted six points.

Connor Gamble scored a game-high 18 points for Stillwater.

Against Forest Lake, Park was within 12 points of the Rangers at the half, but couldn’t close the gap. Forest Lake (5-11; 2-7 SEC) outscored the Wolfpack 36-30 in the second half to hold on for the win.

Eleven players scored for Park in the loss. Juba led the way with a team-high 12 points, Tola scored 11 points and had four steals and freshman guard Tolu Ogunrinde netted nine points and hauled in four rebounds.

Park played host to Woodbury (10-6; 6-3 SEC) on Tuesday, after the Bulletin went to press. The Wolfpack hosts Hastings (3-13; 1-8 SEC) on Friday, Jan. 24. Park beat Hastings last season, but fell 81-64 at Hastings earlier this year.

—Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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